For over 30 years, Champions Health & Fitness has evolved from a small town gym to a large full-service health club, but one thing has never changed: owner Greg Lassiter’s commitment and compassion for helping people lead healthier lives.
Greg opened his first club, originally called “Body and Health Gym,” in Ayden, North Carolina, in 1984. With three pieces of equipment, a small aerobics room, and no members, Greg had a vision for the East. Starting with a bank loan of $4,000 and a rent payment of $100, Greg took a gamble while still working full time as a teacher.
After staying in that location for four years, Greg decided to focus on the gym full time and he moved the club to Downtown Greenville, a building on 5th Street, and changed the name to Champions Health and Fitness. After being downtown for five years, Champions grew again, relocating to a building across from Pitt Community College off Highway 11. With quality equipment, staff, and service, Champions continued to grow and was relocated to the current facility, a 15,000 square foot club on Central Park Drive, off of Highway 11, in Winterville, North Carolina.
Inside Champions, you will find the perfect balance of new, cutting edge equipment, along with tried and true staples of any large gym. Now a large fitness center, Champions strives to remain current, with modern equipment such as recumbent elliptical machines and trending group fitness formats like HIIT, Zumba and Boxing. However, Champions Health & Fitness remain true its roots, its small town feel, by offering impeccable customer service, knowing members’ names, and truly caring about them.